Cantone-Monte delle Rezze

Livigno

A great descent with a technical and steep approach walk

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
2.3 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
733 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
38˚
Cantone-Monte delle Rezze Map

From the top of Fedaria chairlift start skiing right on the "Federia Sinastra" piste towards Pizzo Cantone peak. Before the piste starts turning right, get off piste and put skins on. Head towards the steep bowl of the north face of Pizzo Cantone and get onto its top with several kickturns, picking the exact route according to the snow conditions. The skin up is 200 vertical metres and takes around 40 minutes. Once on the top of Pizzo Cantone, follow the ridge, skiing east, until the the ridge begins to go uphill towards Monte delle Rezze. Search for the best entrance to the bowl on your left and follow different small valleys (being careful with some rolls and changes in slope angle) until you will arrive near the tree line just above a cottage. One hundred meters before reaching this small house, head skiers left until the main valley of Cantone classic. The last hundred meters of skiing before the bottom will be in a narrow forest which requires some route finding skill. Follow then the skiers path along the small river/canyon back to the road.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins